Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Started cutting hay today despite the chance of rain tomorrow. The field we are working on is very heavy, starting to lay down, and has many wet gopher mounds so we hope to get it cut before it gets any worse. The drier the hay gets before it rains the more damage is done so usually a little rain the day after cutting won't hurt too much.
I followed my dad around and cleaned the dirt out of the swather with a scraper every 5-10 minutes for 1-2 hours. Some of the dirt stuck a lot worse than what the picture shows. Luckily it gradually got better as the ground dried and we got away from the outside of the field.